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Transferring to a better school

  1. Nov 7, 2009 #1


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    Hello all,
    Right now I'm at a decent university for undergraduate physics, but I'm considering transferring to one of the top 10 (graduate) schools found here:


    Particularly the university of Chicago, if it matters. I'm not entirely sure if I'll be going to graduate school, but I feel that if I go to a better school than the one I currently attend, graduate school prospects and job prospects will be a lot better.

    How important is the name of your undergraduate school? Will I be that much better off at a top-10, or should I stick with the program I'm in now? Does it matter if my degree is in "Physics" instead of "Physics with concentration in Astrophysics" or something along those lines?

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  3. Nov 7, 2009 #2


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    In the end, the work that you do on your own, whether in college or not, is what matters.

    Environment is very important. Find a place where you feel comfortable, whether a top 10 or a top 500, and make things happen for yourself.
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